By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
The Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday directed all its Committees to embark on oversight functions to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA”s), while reports of each Committee on the exercise be submitted within two weeks .
The House charged all MDA’s to cooperate and attend promptly to their relevant Committee.
The Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun gave the directive at a plenary.
According to him, as the 9th assembly is winding down, it is important to ensure check and balances of MDA’s towards achieving the set goal.
Oleyelogun equally directed members to ensure sensitisation of their constituents ahead of the upcoming National Population Census on the need to make themselves available to be counted towards enhancing accurate figures .
The Speaker said all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDA’s, should make themselves available for budget performance and appraisal to be conducted by the House Committee on Finance and appropriation.
“The implementation of 2023 Budget has commenced and it is imperative to measure the performance of the budget for the first quarter.
In view of the above, the Committee on Finance and Appropriation is hereby directed to commence the process of budget implementation and appraisal for the period in line with this, all MDA’s are to cooperate with the Finance and Appropriation Committee towards ensuring a successful exercise”.
He encouraged members to be diligent and dutiful in carrying out their assignments in the remaining thirty-eight days before rendering valedictory speech.